Paul Mauser


1838 – 1914

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Who was Paul Mauser?

Paul Mauser, was a German weapon designer and manufacturer/industrialist.

Mauser was born in Oberndorf am Neckar, in what was then the Kingdom of Württemberg. His father and his four older brothers were gunsmiths.

Together with his brother Wilhelm Mauser, Paul Mauser designed the Mauser Model 1871 rifle, the first of a successful line of Mauser rifles and pistols. The rifle was adopted as the Gewehr 71 or Infanterie-Gewehr 71 and was the first metal cartridge weapon of the German Empire. While Wilhelm handled this business side of the factory, Paul proved to be the more technically capable engineer.

The Mauser company developed the Gewehr 98 and Karabiner 98k rifle series. The bolt-action design used for the Gewehr 98 was patented by Paul Mauser on 9 September 1895. The Gewehr 98 and its derivations were the latest in a line of Mauser rifles that were introduced in the 1890s.

Paul Mauser later designed the 7.65x53mm Argentine and 7x57mm Mauser rifle cartridges.

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Jun 27, 1838
Oberndorf am Neckar
Also known as
  • Маузер, Петер Пауль
  • Germany
May 29, 1914
Oberndorf am Neckar

on July 23, 2013


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